‘It’s tougher than a job interview because they’re actually judging you based on your personality,’ says one luckless househunter, and they’re right. As the show’s case studies demonstrate, recent years have seen securing platonic co-habitation turn into some sort of multi-layered gameshow, where would-be tenants lose marks for everything from too many capital letters in their introduction email to refusing to wear fancy dress at the half-hour meet-and-greet.
It’s a portrait of London at its most shallow, ruthless, lonely and infuriating, and therefore ought to prove oddly reassuring for anyone with a roof over their heads.
Blue Tit Brixton
The hip boutique hairdressers, which first opened its doors in 2011 in Dalston, welcomes a sixth member to the family. Blue Tit Brixton cut the ribbon in early 2016, revealing an eminently stylish salon swathed in industrial materials, such as polished concrete, exposed copper piping and huge metal beams. There's also a blue tit on the wall made out of dyed pieces of hair, created especially by local contemporary artist Anastasya Martynova. Here you can get a simple cut from £51 for women (from £40 for men), or go for a bit of colour, dip dye or bleaching. Customers can also have restorative treatments, such as Olaplex and moisturising.
Venue says: “Hair salon located near Brixton Village. The team of stylists are some of the best in London. Using Davines and Olaplex products.”